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    Clone Power Mac G5 HD
    Just bought another G5 and my existing G5 is set up perfectly that I just want to clone the Hard Disk and copy it onto the new G5.

    Tried to copy to an external HD but there were a few 'permissions' issues.

    Is it worth trying the Firewire HD connection (restart new mac holding down 'T'), connecting both Macs with Firewire and doing a disk copy?

    Will that work or is there a better way? Help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguegene View Post
    Just bought another G5 and my existing G5 is set up perfectly that I just want to clone the Hard Disk and copy it onto the new G5.

    Tried to copy to an external HD but there were a few 'permissions' issues.

    Is it worth trying the Firewire HD connection (restart new mac holding down 'T'), connecting both Macs with Firewire and doing a disk copy?

    Will that work or is there a better way? Help.
    You could try this program as well:

    SuperDuper!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    You could try this program as well:

    SuperDuper!

    - Nick
    Pigoo3 is Smoken! Go with the superDuper or the firewire connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac SK View Post
    Pigoo3 is Smoken! Go with the superDuper or the firewire connection.
    Too much candy & soda!!!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Too much candy & soda!!!

    - Nick
    Soda..Pop..Hey dude your the coolest..Been lol for 20 minutes.

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    And SuperDuper is well worth the $29.00 registration fee. You can do weekly backups on an external drive in less than fifteen minutes and the registered version using Smart Backup flies.

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    SuperDuper did not manage it. After 2.5 hours and 184Gb of 213Gb it stopped? Will have to try Firewire thing?

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    It ran into a bad sector. Check your drive for errors before you try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac SK View Post
    Soda..Pop..Hey dude your the coolest..Been lol for 20 minutes.
    Yes...I'm wayyyy old enough to drink beer & smoke cigarettes...but I still prefer soda-pop & candy...let's not forget cake & doughnuts as well!!!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguegene View Post
    SuperDuper did not manage it. After 2.5 hours and 184Gb of 213Gb it stopped? Will have to try Firewire thing?
    Assumed you knew (sorry for not explaining) it would have to be Firewire to be a bootable HDD. PowerPC (G3, G4 and G5) will not boot from USB, even USB2 as it is too slow. Using SD unregistered will take a couple of hours and then 16 minutes following registration.

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